Candidates will demonstrate professional knowledge, roles and responsibilities related to serving students with disabilities.
Candidates will demonstrate knowledge of how the social/emotional environment affects students with disabilities.
Candidates will demonstrate beginning knowledge of planning and instruction for students with disabilities.
Candidates will demonstrate knowledge of the nature and needs of students with disabilities.
Candidates will demonstrate positive dispositions toward advocating for children with disabilities.
Attending class regularly and on time (see attendance policy)
Writing a book review using the rubric
Creating an accommodations notebook
Passing a midterm exam
Passing a final exam
Participating in an advocacy experience
Book Review 200
Accommodations notebook 300
Midterm Exam 200
Final Exam 300
Note that points will be deducted for absences. See Absentee Policy.
See the rubrics attached to the syllabus for submission format and policy.
The Accommodations Manual will not be accepted late. The manual may be submitted on the class day prior to the due date.
The College of Education takes attendance seriously because teachers must be dependable. A bonus of 25 points will be awarded to students who are present and on time for EVERY class session; 25 points will be deducted for the first absence, 50 for the second and subsequent absences. The third absence will trigger a Fitness Alert; this Fitness Alert will require the student to meet with a faculty committee who will determine the student’s fitness for the teaching profession.
Tardiness is also taken seriously, as is leaving class early. Two tardies will be treated as an absence. For each tardy, the student will be expected to write a two-sentence Action Plan stating why the student was absent and what procedures the student has enacted to prevent a second tardy. The purpose of the Action Plan is to help the student learn how to prevent future tardiness.
Written work– Should be completed in a professional style. Correct spelling and grammar are critical writing skills that teachers must employ.
Be prepared- Read assignments and complete assigned work before coming to class.
Adhering to professional ethics – When using professional sources in your writing, cite sources you have used or ideas you have adapted when completing assignments. Use of copyrighted materials must adhere to legal and ethical guidelines. If part of an assignment is submitted for credit in more than one course, both professors must pre-approve this dual credit and the dual use should be referenced clearly on both assignments.
Speech Screening: If you have not been screened and released by WCOE’s Language Specialist, you will not be allowed to student teach. If you have not previously been screened, please contact Tricia McBride, 397-4762, to set up an appointment. Screening is not conducted during the summer months.
Americans with Disabilities Act:The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Students with a disability must be registered with Disability Support Services before classroom accommodations can be provided. If you have a documented disability that will impact your work in this class, please contact me to discuss your needs.
Plagiarism Statement: “By enrolling in this course, the student expressly grants MSU a ‘limited right’ in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The ‘limited right’ shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality, authenticity, and educational purposes.” from Student Handbook.
Plagiarized work will earn an F, trigger a Fitness Alert, and may result in the student being dropped from the course.